Week Five Big 12 Predictions

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It is hard to believe but we are already in week five of the 2020 College Football season. This week brings some intriguing matchups in the Big 12, and we are here with all of the predictions heading into the weekend!

 

  •  Baylor at West Virginia, Noon on ABC:
    The Mountaineers are better than their 27-13 loss to Oklahoma State, and they will prove that against the Bears. Despite no crowd at Mountaineer Field, the WVU defense will be applying the pressure early and often. Jarret Doege will bounce back, and Leddie Brown will eclipse 100 yards rushing for the third consecutive game. It will be close heading into the fourth quarter, but this time West Virginia will prevail.
    West Virginia 30, Baylor 20
  •  TCU at Texas, Noon on Fox:
    Damn, that was a close one. The Longhorns had to use a 15-point comeback to avoid the upset at Texas Tech. Tom Herman and company may be a little deflated early in the game after their 63-56 overtime win, but Sam Ehlinger will make more plays down the stretch than Max Duggan. Texas improves to 3-0.
    Texas 42, TCU 31
  •  Texas Tech at Kansas State, 3:30 on FS1:
    This game quickly became intriguing. The Wildcats are coming off of a 38-35 upset win at Oklahoma, and the Red Raiders nearly knocked off Texas. This game will be high-scoring, but the better defense will come out on top. Kansas State finds a way to win for the second week in a row.
    Kansas State 45, Texas Tech 42
  •  Oklahoma State at Kansas, 3:30 on ESPN:
    The Jayhawks are really bad. That’s all there is to say here. Chuba Hubbard will have his first 200 yard game of the season.
    Oklahoma State 49, Kansas 7
  •  Oklahoma at Iowa State, 7:30 on ABC:
    UPSET ALERT! Yes, we have the Cyclones knocking off the Sooners in Ames. Anytime Iowa State brings out the black uniforms, magic happens. This will be high-scoring and a quarterback duel of epic proportions. Brock Purdy is better than Spencer Rattler, and that will show during primetime on Saturday. Count Oklahoma out of the College Football Playoff already.
    Iowa State 52, Oklahoma 48
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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!